Senate Adopts Resolution on Egypt

Senators have adopted a resolution dealing with the situation in Egypt by unanimous consent. Some details, per Huffington Post:

Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have cosponsored a resolution calling on Egypt President Hosni Mubarak to “immediately begin an orderly and peaceful transition to a democratic political system,” including transferring “power to an inclusive interim caretaker government.”


The end goal, the authors write, is for Egypt to “hold free, fair, and internationally credible elections this year.”

The resolution’s careful wording, however, underscores how many other political considerations are at play in the background of the Egypt crisis. Kerry and McCain expressed their “concern over any organization that espouses an extremist ideology, including the Muslim Brotherhood,” in addition to underscoring how vital it is that any replacement government continue “to fulfill its international obligations, including its commitments under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.”

Full text here.


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